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Jul 31, 2010 7:30pm EDT
mission to the german weekly. he quote, loved crushing, unquote. u.s. officials believe the pakistani and afghanny operatives working in tandem locally with u.s. intelligence now face serious threats to their own safety. he claims he withheld publishing over 15,000 pages to doubts over information security. again, apparently he believes that operatives named in the documents have nothing to fear. >> there is a military argument for keeping some information secret. ity leaks website creates danger for human sources who supply information to the cia, is there any other damage from wicky leaks to u.s. intelligence efforts in afghanistan? >> there's afghans in there, john, who have been named and who have been identified as to where they live. those people are in danger right now of being murdered and their families of being murdered. critics on this panel, i would think, and opponents of the afghan war. this man is a saboteur of american foreign policy and of the war effort and i think this is deeply damaging and the people that did this aught to be prosecuted to the full extent of the l
Jul 4, 2010 11:30am EDT
, they got it now. several key economic indicators now show that the tough times for the u.s. economy may not be over. item, u.s. consumer confidence down falling by nearly 10 points from last month. big drop. item, u.s. employment down. weekly jobless claims rose by over 10,000. item, u.s. home sales down. previously occupied homes sales fell to the lowest level on record. item, u.s. stock market down. now below 10,000. >>> some analysts see the troubling news as an omen, a double-dip recession. namely, a recession defined by a period without economic growth followed by a period with economic growth followed by a period without economic growth. a recession with a le dip or even worse, another depression. >> question, are we headed for a double dip recession or will for a double dip. it's hard to do a dip when the fed is so loose. what is interesting about this, john, the economy over the last year, you average it out, growing 3 or 4 percent. productivity is looking good. what we would have is a big government recovery. you have businesses battening down, afraid to hire and put people
Jul 16, 2010 8:30pm PDT
prone to panic and collapse. >> the u.s. senate this week approved a sweeping overhaul of the u.s. financial sector. the act introduces a raft of restrictions on banks to curb risk. it seals a mammoth legislative victory for president barack obama. chris dodd, democratic chairman of the senate banking committee praises the land mark reform. >> this is a major undertaking. one that is historic in its proportions that is an attempt to set in place the structure that will allow us to minimize the probms in e future. >> richard shelby, the senior republican on the banking committee thinks differently. >> it creates vast new bureaucracy with little accountability and seriously, i believe underminds the competitiveness of the american economy. >> wall street has been under a cloud of uncertainty for about three years. does the dodd, frank financial overhaul dispel that cloud? >> no, it doesn't, john. they didn't deal with too big to fail. they didn't really get the casinos out of the banks. ey got an enormous number of new regulations. the thing is half the size of the king james bible.
Jul 25, 2010 11:30am EDT
the american dream shows that the percentage of americans who believe the u.s. economy will be the same or worse than last year is 67%. two out of three people, which is consistent with the position taken by the federal reserve board chairman, ben bernanke, in his testimony to congress this week. >> even as the federal reserve continues prudent planning, we also recognize that the economic outlook remains unusually uncertain. >> despite the hardships, optimism lives on. 70% of americans still believe they will some will some day li american dream. >> question, currently americans are resilient. we bounce back. what explains that resilience in americans, pat? >> john, dreams have always died hard in america and the reason they die hard is because this country has been such a magnificent success for so many hundreds and millions of people. for so many centuries. it really has and americans are resilient people. they are innovative people. they are hard working people. but the problem i think we have now, john, is we are no longer the producers we once were. we are consumers. we used
Jul 10, 2010 7:30pm EDT
, science, and in reading. get this a among the top 30 most industrialize nations, the u.s. ranks 15th in reading, 21st in science and 25th in math. >> american spends $543 billion annually on public schools. given that level of expenditure, why don't we get better results? welcome, chris. thank you for filling in for the vacationing pat. >> teachers are stuck. you have labor unions that make their jobs about job security and not about performance. it keeps them from being professionals. and then you have parents that demand that the children be treated like principles princesses and princes. so i think that's why it is not better. >>i want to point out that first of all, we're almost alone in the world where we attempt to educate all children. and our public schools have now more first generation kids, more poor kids and more minority kids and they historically don't do as well. we typically blame the kids that they came out of poor environment. but now we're learning that effective teachers can make a difference and there's a charter school movement that is bloom in this country and you
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